Hazardous Waste Testing


Teklab, Inc. can help you determine if your waste is suitable for disposal at your local landfill. Before any analysis is done you first need to determine where your waste may go, acceptance criteria will vary form facility to facility.

A typical sample received by Teklab for landfill acceptance (characterization, waste profile or TCLP) is analyzed for the following list of compounds:

  • TCLP VOC: Benzene, Carbon Tetrachloride, Chlorobenzene, Chloroform, 1,2-Dichloroethane, 1,1-Dichlorethylene, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Tetrachloroethene, Trichlorethene and Vinyl Chloride.
  • TCLP 8 RCRA metals: Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Lead, Mercury, Selenium and Silver
  • TCLP SVOC: Cresol (o,m,p), 1,4-Dichlorobenzene, 2,4-Dinitrotoluene, Hexachlorobenzene, Hexachlorobutadiene, Hexachloroethane, Nitrobenzene, Pentachlorophenol, Pyridine, 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol and 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol
  • Reactive Cyanide
  • Reactive Sulfide
  • Flash Point (Ignitability)
  • Paint Filter
  • pH (corrosivity)
  • Percent Solids
  • Phenol
Optional Analysis
  • F listed organics
  • PCB
  • TCLP Pesticides/Herbicides: Chlordane, Endrin, Heptachlor, Lindane, Methoxychlor, Toxaphene, 2,4-D and 2,4,5-TP(silvex)

Characteristic hazardous wastes are materials that are known or tested to exhibit one or more of the following four hazardous traits:

  • ignitability (i.e., flammable)
  • reactivity
  • corrosivity
  • toxicity

Listed hazardous wastes are materials specifically listed by regulatory authorities as a hazardous waste which are from non-specific sources, specific sources, or discarded chemical products.

The requirements of RCRA apply to all the companies that generate hazardous waste as well as those companies that store or dispose of hazardous waste in the United States.

See a list of helpful definitions at the bottom of this page.


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Hazardous waste: A waste may be hazardous if it exhibits one or more of the following characteristics: toxicity, ignitability, corrosivity, and reactivity. In the United States, the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste is regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act). Hazardous wastes are defined under RCRA in 40 CFR 261 where they are divided into two major categories: characteristic wastes and listed wastes.

A hazardous waste is a special type of waste because it cannot be disposed of by common means like other by-products of our everyday lives. Depending on the physical state of the waste, treatment and solidification processes might be required.

Non Hazardous Waste: EPA defines solid waste as any garbage or refuse, sludge from a wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community activities. Nearly everything we do leaves behind some kind of waste.

Special Waste: Any solid, liquid, semi-solid or gaseous material and associated containers generated as a direct or indirect result of an industrial process or from the disposal of contaminants(s) from the air, water or land. Special waste is from a non-residential source and includes, but is not limited to any of the following: industrial process waste; pollution control waste; incinerator residues; sludges; contaminated soil, residue, debris and articles from the cleanup of a spill or release of materials, regulated asbestos-containing material